Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold awaits scan after injury in Aston Villa clash
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is set for a medical scan after an injury scare during the team's 3-0 triumph over Aston Villa on Sunday.
The English full-back, who captained Liverpool for the match, left the field in the 71st minute, replaced by Jarell Quansah, due to what is suspected to be a hamstring issue.
Manager Jürgen Klopp, during his post-match remarks, shared that Alexander-Arnold felt the injury wasn't grave.
“I don’t know exactly. I asked him, he said it’s [his] hamstring," said Klopp. He added,
"‘Not too serious’ is his opinion, but we obviously have to wait for the scans and then we will know more.”
The results of the scan will determine the extent of the injury and the potential downtime for the No.66.
The game itself saw a 3-0 win for the home side. Dominik Szoboszlai opened the scoring for Liverpool just three minutes into the match with a sharp strike through a packed defense, marking his first goal for Liverpool.
Liverpool's advantage was doubled in the 22nd minute in a stroke of misfortune for Aston Villa. Nunez's attempt struck the post and deflected into the net off the unwitting Matty Cash.
Mohamed Salah secured the win for the Reds, netting his second goal of the season. This victory has propelled Liverpool to the third spot in the Premier League standings, trailing the leaders, Manchester City, by just two points.